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Mindfulness in the Work-place

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Mindfulness has become a trend which has seemingly not left any corner of the worlds societies untouched. Why is it important and how can mindfulness help in the work-place; all of which we will cover here today.

Mindfulness in the Work-place

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Mindfulness by Definition

A practiced state of awareness that can be achieved from focusing on the present moment with acceptance over one’s thoughts and emotions; intentionally observing without judgment and therefore, without reaction.

Other Companies that use Mindfulness

        Apple

        Nike

        Google

        Yahoo

        Deutsche Bank

Benefits of Mindfulness Inside a Workplace

Mental Health

Practicing Mindfulness gives employees a constructive way to confront Mental Health issues and has rapidly affected the way in which many are now approaching Mental Health. This is due to the simplicity of practice; one simply watches his or her thoughts and emotions, without judgment but intentionally observing. This helps us to un-categorize what we perceive to be either good or bad. It is not to say that mental health issues are not bad, but rather that we can react to its presence with awareness instead of fear and further stress. By simply allowing it to be there and observing the nature of our thoughts and emotions, we then relinquish further negative emotion of which would manifest otherwise through our resistance. As a result, such a practice yields further suffering and enables the individual to regain their well-being.

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Communication Skills

Communicating mindfully allows individuals to see through the eyes of others. Understanding our peers helps us to relate with them, when we understand our team members there is no longer any room for the presence of judgment or resentment, simply because we understand their actions. Furthermore, because of our relationship with our own opinions, we can then yield the perspective of others, of which may have resulted in a greater outcome. When individuals have practiced Mindfulness within the workplace, employees approach tasks with a team awareness and therefore, create and carry out effective strategies with efficient quality.  

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Increased Productivity

Mindfulness is one of the most effective practices to which compelling evidence of relinquishing stress has been recognized by Mental Health professionals. Naturally, within a working environment, this does not only allow the individual to feel sufficiently calm and relaxed, it also enables such an individual to focus on their tasks without being distracted by stressful thoughts. This has conclusively resulted in a rise of productivity within working teams who have been practicing Mindfulness.

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Mindfulness is definitely the new wave of mental health combat and it seems that businesses are starting to take a serious look at its benefits. Either way, mindfulness can only create greater benefits rather than negative and is a great tool to practice in both the work-place and in ones home life.

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